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Use a wrapper around renice, something like: #!/bin/sh priority="$1" pid="$2" owner=`ps -h -o uid $pid` if [ $owner != ${SUDO_UID} ]; then echo "Only your own processes can be reniced" >&2 exit 1 fi renice $priority $pid Note, that the example is fragile and prone to race conditions because of the delay between the ownership check and the ...


You want group members to be able to only renice their own processes. This is the default behaviour without a sudoers entry. By default they can renice their own processes` nice value within the range 0 - 19. Having sudo access to renice allows them to increase this range from -20 to 19 as well as renice processes not owned by them. Running man renice, I ...

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